Our manager Halide Kupcu had a successful career which has spanned 20 years. In 1992 she came to Istanbul to attend Marmara University’s Department of Economics to study for her Economics and Business Administration Degree. She graduated in 1996 and she began her career with Ram Trade Import as an intern. This company was an import-export company of Koc Holding. Being impressed by her immediate affinity with her work she was offered the full time position as an import/export consultant and foreign trade, staying with the company until 1996.
By her quickly rising reputation as an excellent import/export expert, she was offered a position of the Import Export Manager in the global company Baser – Colgate - Palmolive A.S. where she was responsible for all foreign trade and import business. She stayed with this company until 1999 when began with another Koc Holding partnership company called Freuhauf Taşıma Araçları as the import export manager until 2002.
In 2005 she opened her own business, following the family trade of producing chocolates and confectionaries in Istanbul. This business brand is called ChicoLatte and the company is called Abey Gıda A.Ş. She uses ingredients which are supplied from Balaban – which was sold by her family in 2014.
In addition to these skills she also has the ability to gain clients trust and loyalty with her exceptional interpersonal skills. She has acquired negotiation abilities over her career which will be essential to her proposed business. Furthermore, due to her experience of dealing with foreigners she has an excellent command of the English language.
Mrs. Halide Kupcu will provide marketing and import/export consultancy services to manufacturers in Turkey and to UK based distributers.
Now She is in UK to share her experience with you.